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This list will be ongoing. I'm going to start out with the best horror flick you haven't heard of (and I don't mean its inferior remake) and the best Gene Hackman film you haven't seen. I'll add to this list as unheralded flicks/actors occur to me. "Black Christmas" (directed by Bob Clark, of all people) might seem trite today, because you've seen it all before in other chillers. But what you probably don't realize is that this movie marks the FIRST time all of these horror staples were used. Before "Halloween." Before "Friday the 13th," etcetera. For some inexplicable reason, "Scarecrow" is almost a complete unknown, despite starring two of the '70s hottest actors, Gene Hackman and Al Pacino, both of whom you might know. I could describe the film as a "Midnight Cowboy" for bums, were it not for the fact that Voight and Hoffman also played, well ... bums. At any rate, Hackman shines here, as usual.